Whenever I go home for the holidays to Hawaii, one of the first things I'd like to do is spend an evening with my family at the yearly Honolulu City Lights. Apart from my love for neon lights and colorful Christmas decorations, it is also a family outing we do during the holidays. People often ask me why I go to the islands for Christmas and someone even commented that Christmas is not Christmas without snow. Believe me, I was shocked. I almost went on a rage rant explaining to this idiot how dim-witted he is and that Christmas, also called as the celebration of the birth of Christ, has absolutely nothing to do with snow, duh.
Anyway...moving on. I believe that the spirit of Christmas is NOT dependent on snow, Christmas is about going home, celebrating the birth of Christ and being with the people you love - rainy or snowy, sunny or balmy. On the eve of the 26th, my parents, brother, PW and I squeezed into my dad's potpot car and made a wiki drive to the Honolulu Hale (City Hall). There, we were welcomed by the glowing lights of the 50 ft Christmas Tree, giant Christmas displays, wreath and Christmas tree exhibit and more.
A view of the Honolulu Hale, as I crossed the street.
Honolulu's Christmas Tree
A shaka from Santa and a smile from Mrs. Clause
Turtle carrying poi and kava
Experiment 626 - Stitch, a favorite cartoon character
Mahalo nui loa, Honolulu. I can't wait for the next Honolulu City Lights.